Tyler Hewitt

Web/Social Media Assistant

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!

Nomi Health, a Utah-based company organizing COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts across the United States, announced Friday its company will assist Utah County with distributing the vaccine. 

A state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would provide one of Utah’s most vulnerable populations with identification cards.

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Utah, the state launched coronavirus exposure notifications on Wednesday using the Apple and Google framework.

Utah State University is the recipient of the 2020 Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments. The award recognizes USU as a national leader in undergraduate programs for research and creative inquiry.

Applications for matching grants from the Cache Valley Tourism Bureau for marketing that encourages people to visit the valley are now available. 

Rocky Mountain Power is warning that last week’s ‘brown snow’ weather event in parts of the Salt Lake Valley could cause power disturbances as rain and snowfall persist on Friday.

A bill aiming to allow mental health a justifiable reason for students to miss school unanimously passed out of senate committee Wednesday.

Utah law enforcement agencies will increase DUI patrol shifts on Super Bowl Sunday in an effort to clamp down on impaired driving. 

Ken Bretschneider, the founder and CEO of Evermore Park in Pleasant Grove, Utah, is suing Taylor Swift for trademark infringement.

Gov. Spencer Cox released a statement on Wednesday in response to President Biden’s executive order placing an indefinite pause on new leases for oil and gas development on federal lands.

The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division is warning Utahns about a new wave of scams as the agency delivers the second round of COVID-19 stimulus payments. 

The Utah System of Higher Education announced its new COVID-19 Intensive Testing Plan today.

Incoming Gov. and Lt. Gov., Spencer Cox and Deidre Henerson, announced names for 19 cabinet and senior staff appointments on Monday, including nominating current Cache County Executive, Craig Buttars to be the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Food. 

Cache Valley Hospital is hosting a “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid misuse and proper disposal of medications.

Chinese restaurants across the nation have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Some restaurants have faced harsh discrimination from consumers who are wrongfully wary that Chinese food is more likely to spread the coronavirus. 

The Logan Community Recreation Center is reopening on Tuesday with new hours.

A statewide essay contest, hosted by The Utah Debate Commission, is underway in conjunction with the upcoming vice presidential debate. 

During November’s election, Salt Lake County residents will be able to vote at select Megaplex locations and Vivint Smart Home Arena.